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BY Rachel Finkelstein
July 24, 2013

Mary Jo Giulioni, third-grade teacher and co-director of the Resource Program at Torah Institute, which works with children with learning differences, is spending the summer reminiscing about the last three decades — three decades spent working at an Orthodox Jewish school. What makes those 30 years even more special is that Giulioni is Catholic. “The CONTINUE »

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Year 1 reflection with Dr. S. Dallas Dance
BY Justin Hayet
July 24, 2013

Although Dr. S. Dallas Dance’s office sits high on a hill at the Baltimore County Public Schools headquarters on North Charles Street, there can be no mistake: This superintendent is grounded in what is necessary to move the county and its diverse student population forward. Earlier this summer, Dr. Dance sat down with the Baltimore CONTINUE »

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BY Justin Hayet
July 24, 2013

While many 10-year-olds are busy spending their summers relaxing with friends after long hot days at camp, Lexi Thomas and Abby Levin are trekking around Baltimore spreading light, joy and happiness to the sick and the elderly. The girls founded their own nonprofit called Flowers for Powers and just recently received official nonprofit status. It CONTINUE »

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Pikesville company makes its mark revitalizing dilapidated, vacant properties
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

Driving by the old Fields building in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, most people might see an eyesore. But commercial realtor Carl Verstandig sees opportunity. His company, Pikesville-based America’s Realty, purchased the building in June and plans to rebuild and revamp it, and fill it with new tenants. “What we do is CONTINUE »

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Advocates in Reisterstown hope to revitalize historic district, earn statewide recognition
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

The history of Reisterstown’s Main Street goes back to the 1700s, when town founder John Reister first bought land and built an inn. Some 300 years later, the shape of the historic buildings, brick sidewalks and small-town feel are reminiscent of Reisterstown’s deep roots. In recent years, Main Street seemed to be on the decline. CONTINUE »